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Almost finished the knitting part

The pattern for this sweater is from the book Knitting with Icelandic Wool. It is called Æði.

Instead of the yarn in the pattern, I use Sirri  3-ply Blue C16, White and Light Gray.
I am knitting size XS on needles 8 mm, since it has 109 stitches, and I know this should fit me (Size M) in Sirri yarn. And then size L for the length of sleeves and body.

Finally Finished

Finally finished my Christmas troll. Does this only exist in the Faroe Islands? Your Christmas troll or “jólatrøll” is the knitting project you were supposed to have finished in time for Christmas, but didn’t. It is said that in the older days your Christmas trolls were hung over the fireplace, so everybody could see your shame – hopefully just for fun.
Well here is my Christmas troll. It is a very traditional man’s jumper with a zipper instead of the usual buttons on the left shoulder. I blame the zipper for this becoming a Christmas troll. But now it’s finished and if you think it looks a bit big, it’s because I’m wearing it.


This is actually the jumper I wrote about in a former post. I steeked it using the crochet method. It went absolutely fine, but I think it got a bit too lumpy where i sewed in the sleeves. When I knitted the sleeves I ended with a few rounds of purl. I used this to fold over the edge to make a better finish on the wrong side, but maybe it wasn’t necessary.
Sorry about the quality of the photo, it was taken with my PC.
I used 3-ply snældan grey colour 4 and needles size 5 mm.

Trying to Strike a Pose like Sarah Lund

This sweater is knitted using Sirri 3-ply Dark Brown and Light Brown on needles size 8. It’s a size medium so there are 105 stitches for the body and 30 for the sleeves.
To add extra length there are 13 rows (instead of 10) of the main colour between the rows with stars and hour glasses. 

 

Protection for my Kindle

Yarn: 3 ply snældan in the natural grey colours 2,3,4,5 and 9.
Circular needles 2.5 mm and 3 mm
Gauge: 10 cm = 25 sts.
Finished size: 13 x 20 cm.
Abbreviations: knit = K, purl = P, stitches = sts, decrease = DEC.

Using Colour 5 cast on 64 sts on circular needle size 3 mm and join in the round to work circular.
Knit in rounds according to the chart.
When the chart is finished, change to circular needle size 2.5 mm and work 6 rounds of rib K1 P1. On the first round DEC evenly to 60 sts.
Cast off (K over K and P over P).
Sew in ends and turning the wrong side out sew up the bottom.

 

and continue to work in rounds on circular needles

In Stock

All the natural colours of Snældan 2-ply, 3-ply and 5-ply are now in stock.
1-ply Snældan is available in White.

There are 8 natural colours:
(1) White.
(2) Silver Gray.
(3) Light Gray.
(4) Gray.
(5) Dark Gray.
(6) Light Brown.
(7) Dark Brown.
(9) Charcoal.

Purple Sweater

Size: (Extra Small/Small )Medium/Large.

Materials:
(300) 400 g 3 ply Purple Sirri  yarn, C10,
Circular needle size 7 mm.
Stitch markers.

Gauge: 10 cm = 13 sts

Abbreviations: knit = K, purl = P, stitches = sts, continue = cont,  increase = INC, decrease = DEC,  beginning = BEG, knit 2 together through the back loops = k2tog tbl, knit 2 together = k2tog,  Double Pointed Needles = DPN, S1 K1 PSSO = SKP, slip = S, pass the slipped stitch over = PSSO.

IMPORTANT: You need to be familiar with the magic loop method to knit this sweater, alternatively, when the pattern states magic loop is needed, you can work in the round on DPNs.

Body

Cast on (90) 120 sts on circular needle size 7 mm and join in the round to work circular.
Work 3 rounds of rib K1, P1.
Inc evenly to (94) 122 sts on the next row.
Using stitch markers split the work up by inserting a stitch marker at the beginning of the row, now work (47) 61 sts and insert another marker.
Cont in rib until you have (42) 45 cm.
Armhole: Cast off 6 sts under each arm (3 on each side of the stitch markers).
Now rest this piece.

Sleeves

Cast on (34) 38 sts on circular needle size 7 mm and join in the round – magic loop.
Work in rib K1 P1 until you have (45) 48 cm.
Cast off 6 sts under each arm.
Knit another sleeve in the same way.

Join for raglan

Now join the sleeves and body as follows:
Using circular needle size 7 mm  and working in rib knit a row on one sleeve, now take the resting body piece and work the sts from the front of the body, then work the second sleeve, and finish of working the back of the body.
You have now joined all the stitches on one needle and you are ready to continue working the raglan.
Place 4 stitch markers where the four parts are joined (i.e. one at the beg and end of each sleeve). Ensure to use a marker in a different colour to indicate where the row starts. (The beg of the row is behind the left sleeve).
The stitch markers are placed where you are supposed to decrease for raglan.

Dec for raglan on every third row as follows:
Work 3 sts on each side of the stitch marker (6 sts in total) as follows: k2tog, k2, SKP.

Cont raglan decreases until you have worked 22 cm.

Neck

Knit one round where you dec evenly to 64 sts.
Work rib k1 p1 for 10 rounds.
Cast off (K over K and P over P).
Fold the neck in half  to the inside and stitch edge to inside.
Sew in ends and sew the gaps under the arms together neatly.

Press the sweater under a wet towel using a hot iron.